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Trekking pole tents available in the UK

Trekking pole tents available in the UK

Trekking pole tents are gaining popularity so we thought we’d do a round-up of the trekking pole tents available in the UK. We have created a database of nearly 30 tents here and give the key features of the tents and show where they are currently available to buy so you can check out the specs, availability and current prices for yourself. Nice and simple.

We are only including one and two person tents that are suitable for one person and their kit… or for two people who get on really well.

Finally, it’s worth noting that of course, if you’re in the UK you can order tents from all over the world, but this article focusses on trekking pole tents that are available from UK retailers.

What is a trekking pole tent?

A trekking pole tent is a tent that uses trekking poles to pitch the tent, rather than your traditional aluminium or fibreglass tent poles. Depending on the tent you can also pitch using a couple of branches, a ridge line if in the woods, or you could use some aluminium adjustable tarp poles.

So, what do you get when you buy a trekking pole tent?

Typically you will simply get the tent outer, tent inner, guy-lines and tent pegs. No tent poles or trekking poles are included.

What are the benefits of trekking pole tents?

Ultralight.
Trekking pole tents are generally really lightweight because no ‘traditional’ tent poles are needed. The benefit for wild-campers, through-hikers and backpackers is obvious… much less weight to carry.

However, remember that the trekking pole weight needs to be taken into account, unless you already carry and use trekking poles. This is kind of obvious, but still overlooked and often glossed-over in some campers’ eagerness to tell people how ultralight their tent is.

Even if you don’t already use trekking poles and therefore have to add two to your kit, trekking pole tents still make for a lightweight shelter. A lot of trekking pole tents are under 1kg. If you add the weight of two poles at say 500g for the two, you still have a shelter that only weighs 1.5kg. That’s pretty good.

Perform well in bad weather.
Trekking pole tents, when correctly pitched and positioned, are surprisingly stable in bad weather and typically have sloping walls that shed wind and rain effectively… particularly when you consider the low weight and price. This all depends on the individual tent of course, so do your homework – check reviews and videos to see how the tents perform in the conditions that closely match the ones you are planning to head out in.

Affordable.
There are some great budget trekking pole tents available on the market and are the tents often chosen by experienced through-hikers, backpackers and wild-campers, particularly for 2–3 season use.


Trekking pole tents available in the UK (we’ve included over 25 tents which are available from UK retailers):

3F UL Lanshan 1
3F UL Lanshan 2
3F UL Lanshan 1 Pro
3F UL Lanshan 2 Pro
3F UL Lanshan 1 Plus

Alpkit Polestar

DD SuperLight – Tarp Tent
DD SuperLight – Pyramid Tent
DD SuperLight – A-Frame Tent
DD SuperLight – Pathfinder Tent

Gram-Counter Gear VLT Tent

Hilleberg Anaris

Luxe Hex Peak
Luxe Minipeak

OneTigris Smokey Hut
OneTigris Iron Wall
Check out our OneTigris Smokey Hut vs Iron Wall article for more details
OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow
OneTigris Tangram
OneTigris Tipinova

Sierra Designs High Route 3000 1

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo Explorer 2P Tent
Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout
Six Moon Designs Skyscape Trekker

Snow Peak Lago Pro Air 1

WhiteHills Backwoods Bungalow


Trekking pole tents available in the UK

Notes:
Tent manufacturers are listed alphabetically.
You’ll notice that there is more information for some tents than others. That’s because some manufacturers provide more details.

3F UL Lanshan

3F UL Lanshan 2 Pro

Brand:
3F UL Gear

Where are they based?
China

Models:

Unlike the other tents we have covered in this article, we are not going into detail for each model. Why? We value our sanity. To the uninitiated, 3F’s models/variants can be a little confusing. To those in the know, 3F’s models/variants can still be a little confusing. There are loads of models and variants available, and we are not going to spend the next year trying to list them all here. It would be like ‘painting the Forth Bridge’… by the time we’d finished the list, new variants would magically appear online. Within the models and variants below there are different colours that use different fabrics along with different inners, which then all have different ratings, dimensions, weights, etc.

It’s a pity about all the conflicting information… it just doesn’t install much confidence in a product when the weights, fabrics, waterproof ratings and sizes all vary depending on which website you look on. However, if you’re the type of person who couldn’t care less about the finer details, then the 3FUL Lanshan may be a tent to consider. They are certainly very popular tents.

The models we currently know of are:

3F UL Lanshan 1
3F UL Lanshan 2
3F UL Lanshan 1 Pro
3F UL Lanshan 2 Pro
3F UL Lanshan 1 Plus (sometimes called the 2021 model)

If you want more details on the 3F UL Lanshan Pro versions, check out our 3F UL Lanshan 1 Pro and 3F UL Lanshan 2 Pro – spec comparison article. We also did a New Lanshan 1 (Lanshan 1 Plus) compared to the old Lanshan 1 article which may help explain the differences there.

Type:
3F UL Lanshan 1: Outer and inner tent
3F UL Lanshan 2: Outer and inner tent
3F UL Lanshan 1 Pro: Hybrid – the outer and inner are connected as one.
3F UL Lanshan 2 Pro: Hybrid – the outer and inner are connected as one.
3F UL Lanshan 1 Plus: Outer and inner tent

Size:
1 and 2 person available

Seasons:
3 or 4 depending on which model, colour, variant and inner you choose.

Fabrics:
Various, depending on which model, colour and variant you choose.

As an example, the Lanshan 2 Pro has the following fabrics:
Outer: 20 D double coated silicon nylon
Inner: 20 D nylon No-see-um mesh
Groundsheet: 20 D PU-Silicon coated nylon

Waterproof rating:
Various, depending on which model, colour and variant you choose.

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
Various, depending on which model, colour and variant you choose. They seem to come in at around 1kg, but it’s never clear exactly what that weight includes. There is also the usual 3FUL conflicting information depending where you look.

Price:
You guessed it… various, depending on which model, colour and variant you choose. Typically they are under £150
LANSHAN 1 PRO – CHECK PRICE – ALIEXPRESS
LANSHAN 2 PRO – CHECK PRICE – ALIEXPRESS


Alpkit Polestar

Brand:
Alpkit

Where are they based?
UK

Models:
Polestar

Type:
Outer and inner tent

Size:
1 person

Seasons:
3

Fabrics:
Outer: 20d Polyester R/S Sil/PU
Mesh: D33 Mesh
Inner: 20d Nylon R/S breathable
Groundsheet: 20d R/s Polyester PU
Footprint (optional): 20d R/s Polyester PU

Waterproof rating:
Outer: 3000mm HH
Groundsheet: 5000mm HH
Footprint (optional): 5000mm HH

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
980g

Price guide (at the time of writing): Approx £140 from Alpkit.


DD SuperLight – Tarp Tent

DD SuperLight - Tarp Tent

Brand:
DD Hammocks

Where are they based?
Scotland

Models:
DD SuperLight – Tarp Tent

Type:
Single skin with mesh inner door, sometimes known as a hybrid

Size:
1 person

Seasons:
Not stated, but probably fine for 2-3 seasons in the UK, depending on the weather.

Fabrics:
Single layered ripstop nylon PU
Mesh inner door

Waterproof rating:
3000mm HH

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
710g

Price:
DD SuperLight – Tarp Tent: CHECK PRICE – AMAZON UK


DD SuperLight – Pyramid Tent

DD SuperLight - Pyramid Tent

Brand:
DD Hammocks

Where are they based?
Scotland

Models:
DD SuperLight – Pyramid Tent (Green and Multicam)
DD SuperLight – Pyramid Tent XL

Type:
Outer only as a shelter, however can be used as an outer with mesh inner when used in conjunction with the DD SuperLight Pyramid Mesh Tent (sold separately).

Size:
2 person

Seasons:
Not stated, but probably fine for 3 seasons in the UK, depending on the weather.

Fabrics:
Single layered ripstop nylon PU

Waterproof rating:
3000mm HH

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
DD SuperLight – Pyramid Tent: 460g
DD SuperLight – Pyramid Tent XL: 610g
DD SuperLight – Pyramid Tent mesh inner: 560g
DD SuperLight – Pyramid Tent XL mesh inner: 690g

Price:
DD SuperLight – Pyramid Tent: CHECK PRICE – AMAZON UK
DD SuperLight – Pyramid Tent XL: CHECK PRICE – AMAZON UK
DD SuperLight – Pyramid Tent mesh inner: CHECK PRICE – AMAZON UK
DD SuperLight – Pyramid Tent XL mesh inner: CHECK PRICE – AMAZON UK


DD SuperLight – A-Frame Tent

DD SuperLight - A-Frame Tent

Brand:
DD Hammocks

Where are they based?
Scotland

Models:
DD SuperLight – A-Frame Tent (Green and Multicam)

Type:
Outer only as a shelter, however can be used as an outer with mesh inner when used in conjunction with the DD SuperLight – A-Frame mesh inner (sold separately).

Size:
2 person

Seasons:
Not stated, but probably fine for 3 seasons in the UK, depending on the weather.

Fabrics:
Single layered ripstop nylon PU

Waterproof rating:
3000mm HH

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
DD SuperLight – A-Frame Tent: 730g
DD SuperLight – A-Frame mesh inner: 730g

Price:
DD SuperLight – A-Frame Tent: CHECK PRICE – AMAZON UK
DD SuperLight – A-Frame mesh inner: CHECK PRICE – AMAZON UK


DD SuperLight – Pathfinder Tent

DD SuperLight - Pathfinder Tent

Brand:
DD Hammocks

Where are they based?
Scotland

Models:
DD SuperLight – Pathfinder Tent

Type:
Outer only as a shelter, however can be used as an outer with mesh inner when used in conjunction with the DD SuperLight – Pathfinder mesh inner (sold separately).

Size:
2 person

Seasons:
Not stated, but probably fine for 3 seasons in the UK, depending on the weather.

Fabrics:
Single layered ripstop nylon PU

Waterproof rating:
3000mm HH

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
DD SuperLight – Pathfinder Tent: 640g
DD SuperLight – Pathfinder Tent mesh inner: 510g

Price:
DD SuperLight – Pathfinder Tent: CHECK PRICE – AMAZON UK
DD SuperLight – Pathfinder Tent mesh inner: CHECK PRICE – AMAZON UK


Gram-Counter Gear VLT Tent

Gram-Counter Gear VLT Tent

Brand:
Gram-Counter Gear by Ultralight Outdoor Gear (we think)

Where are they based?
UK

Models:
VLT Tent

Type:
Single skin with mesh inner door, sometimes known as a hybrid

Size:
1 person

Seasons:
3

Fabrics:
Main tent: 15D silicon nylon
Groundsheet: double sided 20D silicon nylon

Waterproof rating:
Main tent: 3000mm HH
Groundsheet: 3000mm HH

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
934g

Price guide (at the time of writing): Approx £199 from Ultralight Outdoor Gear.


Hilleberg Anaris

Hilleberg Anaris

Brand:
Hilleberg

Where are they based?
Sweden

Model:
Anaris (Yellow Label)

Type:
Linked but inner and outer can be separated to pitch either inner only, or outer only.

Size:
2 person

Seasons:
3

Fabrics:
Outer: Kerlon 1000. 20 D high tenacity ripstop nylon 66. Coated on both sides with a total of 3 layers of 100% silicone, and treated for UV resistance during dyeing and coating.
Inner: 10 Denier Ripstop Nylon with DWR
Inner floor: 50 Denier Nylon. Double PU coated

Waterproof rating:
Outer: 5000mm HH
Floor: 12000mm HH

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
1.4kg

Price guide (at the time of writing): Approx £700 direct from Hilleberg.


Luxe Hex Peak

Luxe Hexpeak tent

Brand:
Luxe Hiking Gear

Where are they based?
Contrary to popular belief, Luxe are not a US brand, they are from China. The manufacturer’s website is Luxeoutdoor.com and Backpackinglight.co.uk is the UK retailer. People often confuse Luxe-hikng-gear.com as the manufacturer, but they are not. Luxe-hikng-gear.com is a retailer who re-named some of the tents and offer customisations in the US.

Models:
Note that different models may be available in different countries. These are the models available in the UK from Backpackinglight:
Hexpeak V4a
Hexpeak F6a – This is the Hexpeak XL in the US
Hexpeak F6e – This is the winter solo version of the F6a and has a snow skirt

Type:
Outer and inner tent

Size:
Hexpeak V4a: 1 and 2 person inners available
Hexpeak F6a: 2 person (though the 1 person V4 inner does fit inside)
Hexpeak F6e: 1 person

Seasons:
Hexpeak V4a: 3
Hexpeak F6a: 3
Hexpeak F6e: 4

Fabrics:
Hexpeak V4a and Hexpeak F6a:
Outer: 40D/230T nylon ripstop with one side Sil and one side PU
Inner: High density nylon mesh
Floor: 68D nylon taffeta PU

Hexpeak F6e:
Outer: 40D/260T nylon ripstop with one side Sil and one side PU
Inner: High density nylon mesh
Floor: 68D nylon taffeta PU

Waterproof rating:
Outer: 2500mm HH
Inner floor: 4000mm HH

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):

Hexpeak V4a:
Outer: Approx 660g
Inner: Approx 684g

Hexpeak F6a:
Outer: Approx 850g
Inner: Approx 980g

Hexpeak F6e:
Outer: Approx 1050g
Inner: Approx 700g

Price guide (at the time of writing):
Hexpeak V4a: £195 from Backpacking Light
Hexpeak F6a: £245 from Backpacking Light
Hexpeak F6e: £260 from Backpacking Light


Luxe Minipeak

Luxe Minipeak

Brand:
Luxe Hiking Gear

Where are they based?
China (see notes above in the Luxe HexPeak section for further details).

Models:
Note that different models may be available in different countries. These are the models available in the UK from Backpackinglight:
Luxe Minipeak II (upgraded from the previous model)
Luxe Minipeak XL

Type:
Outer and inner tent

Size:
1 person using the inner. Can accommodate 2 people without an inner.

Seasons:
3

Fabrics:
Outer: 68D polyester ripstop PU
Inner: High density half nylon mesh
Inner floor: 210T nylon taffeta PU

Waterproof rating:
Outer: 1500mm HH
Inner floor: 4000mm HH

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):

Minipeak II:
Outer: Approx 1kg
Inner: Approx 0.5kg

Minipeak XL:
Outer: Approx 1.3kg
Inner: Approx 0.7kg

Price guide (at the time of writing):
Minipeak II: £160 from Backpacking Light
Minipeak XL: £200 from Backpacking Light


OneTigris Smokey Hut

OneTigris Smokey Hut

Brand:
OneTigris

Where are they based?
China

Models:
Smokey Hut

Type:
Outer only. However, an inner can be purchased separately.

Size:
2 person

Seasons:
3-4

Fabrics:
Outer: 20D silicone-coated nylon
Inner: No inner included with tent

Waterproof rating:
Outer: 2000mm HH. Note: The OneTigris website says 3000mm HH and 2000mm HH on the same page. Different retailers and different reviewers all have a differing opinion too – some say 2000mm HH some say 3000mm HH.
Inner groundsheet: No groundsheet is included with this tent. Outer only.

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
Outer: 1250g
Outer and mesh inner (sold seperately) 2.2kg

Price:
OneTigris Smokey Hut: CHECK PRICE – AMAZON UK


OneTigris Iron Wall

OneTigris Iron Wall

Brand:
OneTigris

Where are they based?
China

Models:
Iron Wall

Type:
Outer and inner tent

Size:
1 person if using inner. If you don’t use the inner 2 person.

Seasons:
3-4

Fabrics:
Outer: 20D silicone-coated nylon
Inner: Mesh upper
Floor: No details on the inner floor are provided by OneTigris

Waterproof rating:
Outer: 2000mm HH
Inner: Mesh
Floor: No details provided by OneTigris

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
1900g

Price:
OneTigris Iron Wall: CHECK PRICE – AMAZON UK

Check out our OneTigris Smokey Hut vs Iron Wall article for more details on the differences between the Smokey Hut and the Iron Wall.


OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow

OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow

Brand:
OneTigris

Where are they based?
China

Models:
Backwoods Bungalow

Type:
Single skin with mesh inner door, sometimes known as a hybrid

Size:
2 person

Seasons:
2-3

Fabrics:
Outer: 75D ripstop nylon (possibly with a PU coating – it’s unclear)
Inner: mesh door panel
Floor: No details provided by OneTigris

Waterproof rating:
Outer: 1500mm HH
Floor: No details provided by OneTigris

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
1450g

Price:
OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow: CHECK PRICE – AMAZON UK

If you’re interested in seeing the differences between the OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow and the Whitehills Backwoods Bungalow that we feature further on in this post, check out our OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow vs WhiteHills Backwoods Bungalow article.


OneTigris Tangram

OneTigris Tangram

Brand:
OneTigris

Where are they based?
China

Models:
Tangram

Type:
Inner and outer tent

Size:
2 person

Seasons:
3

Fabrics:
Outer: 75D ripstop nylon
Inner: mesh
Floor: 75D ripstop nylon

Waterproof rating:
Outer: 1500mm HH
Floor: 1500mm HH

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
1.8kg

Price:
OneTigris Tangram: CHECK PRICE – AMAZON UK


OneTigris Tipinova

OneTigris Tipinova

Brand:
OneTigris

Where are they based?
China

Models:
Tipinova

Type:
Single skin with mesh inner door, sometimes known as a hybrid

Size:
1-2

Seasons:
2-3

Fabrics:
Outer: 20D sil nylon with mesh door panel
Floor: 20D sil nylon

Waterproof rating:
Outer: 3000mm HH
Floor: 3000mm HH

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
1180g

Price guide (at the time of writing):

Price:
OneTigris Tipinova: CHECK PRICE – AMAZON UK


Sierra Designs High Route 3000 1

Sierra Designs High Route 3000 1

Brand:
Sierra Designs

Where are they based?
US

Models:
High Route 1 (the UK version has a slightly different spec to the US version. This is the UK version which is more waterproof and therefore more suitable to UK weather).

Type:
Outer and inner tent

Size:
1 person

Seasons:
3 seasons

Fabrics:
Outer: 20D ripsop sil nylon WR PU
Inner: 20D ripsop sil nylon with 15D nylon No-See-Um mesh
Floor Fabric: 30D ripsop nylon WP

Waterproof rating:
Outer: 3000mm HH
Floor: 3000mm HH

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
880g

Price guide (at the time of writing): Approx £265 from Ultralight Outdoor Gear.


Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo

Brand:
Six Moon Designs

Where are they based?
US

Models:
Lunar Solo

Type:
Single skin with mesh inner door, sometimes known as a hybrid

Size:
1 person

Seasons:
3

Fabrics:
Tent: 20D silicone polyester
Mesh: 20D No-See-Um
Floor 40D silicone polyester

Waterproof rating:
Tent body: 3000mm HH
Floor: 3000mm HH

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
740g

Price:
Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo: CHECK PRICE – AMAZON UK


Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo Explorer

Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo Explorer

Brand:
Six Moon Designs

Where are they based?
US

Models:
Lunar Duo Explorer

Type:
Single skin with mesh inner door, sometimes known as a hybrid

Size:
2 person

Seasons:
3

Fabrics:
Tent: 30D silicone nylon
Mesh: 20D No-See-Um
Floor: 30D silicone nylon

Waterproof rating:
Tent body: 3000mm HH
Floor: 3000mm HH

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
1.27 kg

Price guide (at the time of writing): Approx £360 from Ultralight Outdoor Gear.


Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout

Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout

Brand:
Six Moon Designs

Where are they based?
US

Models:
Skyscape Scout

Type:
Hybrid double walled

Size:
1 person

Seasons:
3

Fabrics:
Outer: 190T polyester
Inner: 40D No-See-Um
Floor: 190T polyester

Waterproof rating:
Details not provided by Six Moon Designs.

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
1.136Kg

Price:
Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout: CHECK PRICE – AMAZON UK


Six Moon Designs Skyscape Trekker

Brand:
Six Moon Designs

Where are they based?
US

Models:
Skyscape Trekker

Type:
Hybrid double walled

Size:
1 person

Seasons:
3

Fabrics:
Outer: 20D silicone coated polyester
Inner: 20D No-See-Um
Floor: 40D silicone polyester

Waterproof rating:
Outer: 3000mm HH
Floor: Details not provided by Six Moon Designs.

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
790g

Price:
Six Moon Designs Skyscape Trekker: CHECK PRICE – AMAZON UK

For a comparison between the Scout and the Trekker check out our Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout vs Trekker article.


Snow Peak Lago Pro Air 1

Snow Peak Lago Pro Air 1

Brand:
Snow Peak

Where are they based?
Japan

Models:
Lago Pro Air 1

Type:
Hybrid double walled

Size:
1 person

Seasons:
3 season

Fabrics:

Outer: 20D silicone polyester mini lip ripstop PU
Inner: 20D polyester mini-ripstop
Floor: 30D nylon ripstop PU

Waterproof rating:
Outer: 1500mm HH
Floor: 1500mm HH

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
950g

Price guide (at the time of writing): Approx £450 from Ultralight Outdoor Gear.


WhiteHills Backwoods Bungalow

Whitehills Backwoods Bungalow camo

Brand:
WhiteHills

Where are they based?
China

Models:
Backwoods Bungalow

Type:
Single skin with mesh inner door, sometimes known as a hybrid

Size:
2 person

Seasons:
2-3

Fabrics:
Outer: ripstop 210T polyester
Mesh door: B3 No-see-um mesh
Tent floor: polyester

Waterproof rating:
3000mm HH

Weight guide (not including your trekking poles):
1542g

Price:
WhiteHills Backwoods Bungalow: CHECK PRICE – AMAZON UK


So that’s our list of trekking pole tents available in the UK. If you’re in the market for a trekking pole tent, then this article has hopefully been of use.

If you require budget trekking poles to go with a new tent check out our Best budget trekking poles article.

As mentioned, other trekking pole tents are likely available. If you know of any 1 and 2 person trekking pole tents that you feel should be included, please drop a comment below and we’ll take a look.

As always, specs and details are subject to change, so always check the spec and look at reviews of the tent you are thinking of buying, before you purchase.

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